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Finance Dictionary and Glossary of Investment Terms
To convey information through a firm's actions. The more costly it is to provide a signal, the more credibility it has. For example, to call a press conference and tell everyone that the firm's prospects have improved is less effective than saying the same thing and raising the dividend.
Technical analysis term for any indication of when it is time to buy or sell a particular investment, or when a market trend is shifting, based on charts, data, and formulas.